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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2002, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a couple pics of our fearless leader's, Don's Bronco.
Like the front setup. Functional and not so heavy.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
<font color=blue>Norm</font color=blue>. There's yer extra trail lights.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Rear bumper doubles as an air tank. Was holding around 110psi on the trail. Not sure of the capacity.
After slamming mine, (<a target="_blank" href=http://tellico.off-road.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=offroadfordbroncolate& amp;Number=871076&amp;page=1&amp;view=collapsed&am p;sb=5&amp;o=0&amp;fpart=>this post</a>) I think I'd mount it a little higher.
The round bumper would lend itself quite well to sliding over rocks.
I did find out there's a twin to this bumper sitting in his son's garage.
Never been installed.....yet.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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I like it! Especially the natural way it looks. Tha't what I'd like to do make my own but after my recent episode with the torch I think I"ll wait a little while.
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Clever idea with the rear bumper....i wonder what would happen if it was pressurized and he got rear-ended?

That front bumper, how is that brush bar bolted on? I see he has a winch up there, so whatd he do to make it strong enough to winch off of?
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He has the whole setup bolted to the frame. I'd add a little support to the frame itself on the backside to insure that the frame didn't bend under severe winching but I like the setup. As stated. Verry clever. NORM
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...i wonder what would happen if it was pressurized and he got rear-ended?


It would make a farting sound.....[img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img][img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Front bumper:
I'm certain he's got additional support from the stock bumper to the frame.
Just forgot to get a pic of it.[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I like the idea that it's not adding 500lbs. to the front end.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Rear bumper:
"i wonder what would happen if it was pressurized and he got rear-ended?"
"It would make a farting sound....."

[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
Yeah, kinda like when you "air down" a Yugo.[img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Mine's about 120 lbs not 500! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] I know because I can barely just curl it once! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] NORM [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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I know you're bumper doesn't weigh 500 lbs.[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
It's just that I've seen some pretty herkin' ones running around town lately.
Well, the bumpers were actually attached to vehicles, they were'nt running around on their own.[img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

When the time comes to make/buy one for my rig, I don't want to have to get new springs to hold the thing up.
I'm going to take care of the "anchor" out back first, then think about winches and front bumpers.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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